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Podcast: False cognates Posted by on Aug 31, 2010

Filipe Durães

Download this podcast: https://blogs.transparent.com/portuguese/files/2010/08/cognates.mp3 [audio:https://blogs.transparent.com/portuguese/files/2010/08/cognates.mp3] Hello, you’re listening to the Transparent Language Portuguese Blog Podcast. My name is Filipe Durães and in this episode I’ll talk about False Cognates. False friends or false cognates are typically derived from the Latin words that appear in different languages with similar spelling and therefore have the same origin,…

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Words in Portuguese You Don’t Want to Get Mixed Up – Part 2 Posted by on Aug 30, 2010

So  last week I wrote about confusing words in Portuguese, and I clearly didn’t write about enough because a bunch of you reminded me of some I couldn’t think of!! So I figured why not keep clearing things up with your suggestions?!  Let’s get straight to it, shall we? barato/a vs. barata barato/a = cheap,…

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Canjica Recipe Posted by on Aug 27, 2010

Canjica is a delicious Brazilian recipe that combines corn and coconut milk in a yummy soup. Learn how to make it – in Portuguese! Receita de canjica doce – All Recipes Ingredients 500 g de milho para canjica 2 litros de água 1 lata de leite condensado 400 ml de leite de coco 500 ml…

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Words in Portuguese You Don’t Want to Get Mixed Up! Posted by on Aug 26, 2010

While travelling these past couple of weeks, I caught myself being victim to making false friends mistakes.  You know those words that sound exactly like a word in your native tongue but mean something completely different?  With making these embarrassing mistakes, I started thinking about words in the same language that sound alike, especially in…

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Podcast: Different meanings of the word “trabalho” Posted by on Aug 24, 2010

André Barbosa

[audio:https://blogs.transparent.com/portuguese/files/2010/08/trabalho.mp3] Download it: https://blogs.transparent.com/portuguese/files/2010/08/trabalho.mp3 Hello, you’re listening to the Transparent Language Portuguese Blog Podcast. My name is André Barbosa and in this episode I’ll talk about different meanings of the word “trabalho”. “Trabalho” literally means work. The professional, productive and/or creative activity. Now let’s see how some words can modify the meaning of “trabalho”. The…

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